Sunday, November 18, 2012

Black Friday Sale at Brentwood

Black Friday Sale
Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Store
Friday, November 23, 2012; 10am - 7pm 
Gary Irby mugs
"Mugs" Gary Irby.
Stop by the Brentwood Arts Exchange craft store Friday, November 23, 2012, from 10am - 7pm, for their Black Friday Sale. For the first time, customers will find the store's line of fine ceramic ware, hand-made jewelry, glass-blown vases, hand painted silk scarf's, and handbags available at a 20% discount. The Brentwood Arts Exchange craft store features a dynamic display of fashionable and functional items by local artists and is a favorite stop for customers looking to buy one of-a-kind gifts for loved ones and looking to support the local arts community. At this year's inaugural event over 90% of the sales on each item will go directly to the artists. 
Click here to view their virtual craft store.


When an anonymous donor gave art to the Goodwill as an early holiday gift this month, the staff thought it was junk.

"Across the board they thought it was ugly," said Shea Munroe, who sorts the art and collectibles donated at Goodwill Industries in Federal Way, Washington.

Co-workers told her: "What is that? And why would anybody want that?"

The art is actually a Salvador Dali original, by the master surrealist who in his day relished the role of public provocateur with his mind-bending imagery.
Read the story on CNN here.

Opportunity for Photographers

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is currently seeking submissions for its seventh annual contemporary Photography Exhibition running February 2nd through March 1, 2013 at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE.   CHAW is looking for any and all types of contemporary photography including traditional, alternative, black and white, color, photojournalism, fine art, time based, performance, installation…if you think it involves photography, please submit by December 14, 2012 at

The exhibition will be curated by Bruce McKaig, chair of the Photography Department at CHAW (  All submitting artists will be invited to participate in a workshop on business tips for artists and receive a marketing packet with exhibition, publication, marketing and funding sources.  CHAW will present cash awards and one or more participating artists will be invited to a public art project at Canal Park in 2013.

The entry fee is $25 and artists may submit three to five works or three to five minutes of video. Please call (202) 547-6839 or visit for more information and to submit work.